An independent candidate for Congress challenges the "recognized political parties"
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At first glance, this may appear foolhardy: an independent campaign in
northern Virginia's 11th Congressional District, where the electorate is
evenly split between the "recognized political parties".
But take a second look: a completely independent Congressman with no
agenda other than effective and efficient government. That's what's
missing and that's why I chose to run. There are no genuinely moderate
and independent candidates presenting themselves in Virginia's 11th.
I know what needs to get done. I'm not so egotistical to believe that
I'm the only one that can break the deadlock and relieve a polarized
government, but I'm willing to try. If one of the candidates from the
major parties wins, the residents of Virginia's 11th lose because we'll
end up with more of the same where nothing constructive or important
I'd like to challenge the voters to focus their thoughts in a direction
different and independent of the recent past. Not radical, but
realistic. Not idealist, but practical. Not divisive, but cohesive.
And finally – not outlandish, but sensible. I understand that voters
will often choose candidates based on labels. If you want to label me,
please make it "independent moderate".
In order to get on the ballot of the 2012 General Election, I need to
gather 1,500 signatures from eligible voters in the District. Consider
signing the petition even if you can't see yourself voting for me. At
the least, it will add vibrancy to the discussion. At best, it can
demonstrate that the people – not the parties – dictate the outcome.